Nebraska

Contact Information
Nebraska Game & Parks Commision
4703 North 44th St.
Lincoln , Nebraska 68504
Phone: 402-471-6134
Fax: 402-471-6130

Replacement Hunter Safety Card Information: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/programs/education/dupinfo.asp?ClassType=firearm
Web Sites
Main Web Site:  (http://www.OutdoorNebraska.org)
Hunter Education Web Site:  (http://www.huntsafenebraska.org)

Hunter Education Requirement
Hunter Education all Hunters, age 12 through age 29, must have on their person, proof of completion of Firearm Hunter Education while hunting with either a firearm or air gun. Hunters, age 12 through age 29, hunting deer, antelope, elk or mountain sheep with bow and arrow or crossbow must carry proof of completion of Bow Hunter Education. Apprentice Hunter Education Exemption Certificate - Hunters age 12 through age 29 who have NOT completed a Firearm Hunter and or Bow Hunter Education course and want to give hunting a try, under limited conditions, may obtain an “apprentice hunter education exemption certificate” from the Commission. This exemption is to provide the novice hunter an opportunity to try hunting and receive training from an experienced hunter prior to making the commitment of completion of the required hunter education training, so - A hunter using an ”apprentice exemption” must be accompanied at all times while hunting. This “apprentice exemption” can only be obtained once in each persons life time, expires on December 31st of the year obtained and may be renewed only once. The fee is $5. In Nebraska any firearm or air gun hunter under age 12,or those hunters age 12 through age 29 using an apprentice hunter education exemption certificate, must be accompanied at all times while hunting. Accompanied is defined as: in the presence of a licensed “experienced” hunter age 19 or older, if that hunter is age 19 through age 29 they must carry on thier person proof they have completed the hunter/bowhunter education course. There can be no more than 2 hunters under age 12 or using an “apprentice exemption” accompanied by the “experienced” hunter at any time and the “experienced” hunter must at all times be in unaided visual and verbal communication with the child under age 12 and or the “apprentice” hunter age 12 through age 29. Please note that all hunters must also purchase and have on their person any and all required permits, licenses and stamps while hunting in addition to meeting the hunter education requirements.

Hunter Orange Requirement
All deer, antelope, mountain sheep or elk hunters using firearms including muzzleloaders and bow hunters during a firearm deer season must wear at least 400 square inches of Hunter Orange on the head, back, and chest. Upland game hunters are strongly recommended to wear Hunter Orange. Seperate Bow hunter education certificate required for everyone hunting deer, antelope, elk or mountain sheep with bow and arrow if they are age 12 through age 29.

Hunter Education Instructor Association
There is not an instructor association on file for this state/province. 
 
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